Gretchen Lederer

Gretchen Lederer (née. Schwallenback, 23 May 1891 – 20 December 1955) was a German actress of the silent era.[1] She appeared in 87 films between 1912 and 1918.

Gretchen Lederer
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Lederer in 1916
Gretchen Schwallenback

(1891-05-23)23 May 1891
Died20 December 1955(1955-12-20) (aged 64)
Years active1912–1918
Spouse(s)Otto Lederer, Lewis Henry Haney

Personal lifeEdit

Gretchen Lederer was born in Cologne, Germany. She was married twice. Her first husband was the Austrian-American actor Otto Lederer.[2] The couple had one son, Leroy Lederer Shepek (1908-1940). Her second husband was the conservative American economist Lewis Henry Haney. Gretchen Lederer was still with him in 1955, when she died in Anaheim, California at age 64.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Katchmer, George A. (2015). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN 978-1-4766-0905-8.
  2. ^ Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons (3rd ed.). Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-7992-4.

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